Max Verstappen, Red Bull, Yas Marina, 2022

2022 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix grid

2022 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

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Max Verstappen has taken pole position for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix for Red Bull ahead of Sergio Perez and Charles Leclerc.

Row 11. (1) Max Verstappen 1’23.824
Red Bull RB18
2. (11) Sergio Perez 1’24.052
Red Bull RB18
Row 23. (16) Charles Leclerc 1’24.092
Ferrari F1-75
4. (55) Carlos Sainz Jnr 1’24.242
Ferrari F1-75
Row 35. (44) Lewis Hamilton 1’24.508
Mercedes W13
6. (63) George Russell 1’24.511
Mercedes W13
Row 47. (4) Lando Norris 1’24.769
McLaren-Mercedes MCL36
8. (31) Esteban Ocon 1’24.830
Alpine-Renault A522
Row 59. (5) Sebastian Vettel 1’24.961
Aston Martin-Mercedes AMR22
10. (14) Fernando Alonso 1’25.096
Alpine-Renault A522
Row 611. (22) Yuki Tsunoda 1’25.219
AlphaTauri-Red Bull AT03
12. (47) Mick Schumacher 1’25.225
Haas-Ferrari VF-22
Row 713. (3) Daniel Ricciardo 1’25.045
McLaren-Mercedes MCL36
14. (18) Lance Stroll 1’25.359
Aston Martin-Mercedes AMR22
Row 815. (24) Zhou Guanyu 1’25.408
Alfa Romeo-Ferrari C42
16. (20) Kevin Magnussen 1’25.834
Haas-Ferrari VF-22
Row 917. (10) Pierre Gasly 1’25.859
AlphaTauri-Red Bull AT03
18. (77) Valtteri Bottas 1’25.892
Alfa Romeo-Ferrari C42
Row 1019. (23) Alexander Albon 1’26.028
Williams-Mercedes FW44
20. (6) Nicholas Latifi 1’26.054
Williams-Mercedes FW44



Daniel Ricciardo – Three-place grid penalty for causing a collision with Kevin Magnussen in the Brazilian Grand Prix

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14 comments on “2022 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix grid”

  1. Provisional pole?

    1. @paeschli Provisional until ‘final’ results come out.

      1. IIRC finish order on the checkered flag were only provisional. Official race results only come when FIA officials go over the time records and check for penalties/protests.

  2. And in a thrilling final round, Sergio Perez helped Max Verstappen to secure the qualifying championship for 2022, beating Charles Leclerc by a mere three points. Ferrari will be kicking themselves over their mistake to put Leclerc on intermediate tyres in Brazil, and they actually threw away what had been a 43 point lead with just three races remaining. Perez’s four hundredths ahead of Leclerc, along with Verstappen’s brilliant pole, decided the fate of the championship. Ferrari still claimed the constructors’ title, however, small consolation after Leclerc had dominated the drivers’ title all season only to lose it in the final round in a manner similar to Niki Lauda in 1976.

    Final standings:
    1. Max Verstappen 400
    2. Charles Leclerc 397
    3. Carlos Sainz 303
    4. Sergio Perez 263
    5. Lewis Hamilton 177
    6. George Russell 172
    7. Lando Norris 119
    8. Fernando Alonso 103
    9. Esteban Ocon 72
    10. Kevin Magnussen 67
    11. Valtteri Bottas 45
    12. Pierre Gasly 25
    13. Daniel Ricciardo 25
    14. Mick Schumacher 17
    15. Yuki Tsunoda 13
    16. Sebastian Vettel 10
    17. Lance Stroll 8
    18. Zhou Guanyu 3
    19. Alexander Albon 2
    20. Nicholas Latifi 1
    21. Nyck de Vries 0
    22. Nico Hulkenberg 0

    1. Ferrari 700
    2. Red Bull 663
    3. Mercedes 349
    4. Alpine 175
    5. McLaren 144
    6. Haas 84
    7. Alfa Romeo 48
    8. Alpha Tauri 38
    9. Aston Martin 18
    10. Williams 3

    1. Interesting Ferrari blitzed everyone in the qualifying standings, but look to be at risk of ending up P3 in the actual constructors standings!

      1. This may be an extrapolation, but the divergence between quali results and races results shows how bad team strategy is.
        I mean, the car and the drivers can get faster in a single lap, but when one add how the team manages the race, particularly pitstops and tyres, the general perfomance suffers.

    2. This is pretty interesting. There are some pretty big gaps in their, like at Alfa, Haas and McLaren.

  3. Max will probably run away to a comfortable win if he gets an issue-free race, but 2nd in the WDC is Checo’s to lose, given RBR’s pace.
    4th in the WCC is Alpine’s to lose, while Seb’s starting position gives AM hope in their 6th place attempt.

    1. Yes, doubt they’d crash or that perez will make a big mistake, so basically if the car lasts until the end of the race he ends up 2nd in the championship.

  4. Poor SAI, he thought LEC is done this GP, yet he pulled off SAI’ switch again in Q3. Hope LEC and Ferrari secure 2nd in both champs, I think they’re more meritous than Mercedes, which obviously benefited from the tech directive, and PER who had the best car by a significant margin.

    1. A thing to keep in mind is that mercedes might even want to finish 3rd, in order to have more wind tunnel time, and imo ferrari isn’t a threat for next year’s title, but mercedes very well might, with such a wind tunnel advantage compared to red bull.

      1. @esploratore1
        Wind tunnel time is reset on June 30 each year. The situation of the championship on June 30 this year is that Ferrari was ahead of Mercedes. Consequently they will get less wind tunnel time. If Mercedes will beat Ferrari tomorrow they will get the prize money of the 2nd team in the constructors and still get more wind tunnel time. It’s crucial for Ferrari tomorrow to beat Mercedes otherwise it will be a storm in Maranello.

  5. Yawn… Another Red Bull coast for the win.

    Unfortunately it looks like this will be the state of the sport for the next few seasons given the size of their advantage combined with how clueless Mercedes still are with their car and Ferrari’s exceptional ability to shoot themselves in the foot.

    1. I wouldn’t know, mercedes improved a lot over the year, although here they weren’t at their best, and considering the red bull’s wind tunnel penalty for next year I think they’re the ones to watch.

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